About the project

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Drug Action Team has teamed up with Lapidus writing and storytelling service to work with recovering drug users to write short stories about their recovery process. Twenty stories have been penned and the first 10 stories were released in September 2009. The stories are available at this site in both plain text and full colour version. Printed copies are also available at local drugs services. The aim of the stories is to inspire others on the road to recovery.

The 20 stories try to communicate what changes took place for the individual, what it meant to them, and whether there were any key factors or circumstances that helped and maintained both thinking or behaviour change. The stories offer inspiration and hope for both individuals and their families with the realisation that recovery is possible. A holistic, inclusive and person-centred approach was used.